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September 12, 2014

Need some Thanksgiving flower ideas? A farm-stand bouquet will surely brighten everyone’s day.

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Here, flowers and fresh-picked produce are combined to create a spirit of happy harvest. Fluffy blossoms like Dahlias, Sunflowers and roses give the centerpiece a full-bodied festive feel. And the off-white mini pumpkins along with the tufts of wheat add surprising texture.

To make: Fill a 10″ pot with soaked floral foam. Then use wooden skewers to pierce the bottom of three small white pumpkins, lollipop style. Insert the pumpkin skewers into the foam, spacing evenly. Cut 10 stems each of small sunflowers, white dahlias, creamy roses and wheat to 10 inches. Then insert floral stems into the foam, alternating clusters and singles of each type of bloom. To finish, fill in gaps with wheat sprigs

Did you know that mini pumpkins are denser and contain less moisture than their larger cousins, which makes them last for months. So, it’s easy to recycle and reuse the bouquet right through the New Year. Simply replace the blooms when they fade, then coat the pumpkins and the wheat with gold or red spray paint and let dry. Finish your bouquet by adding Christmas-inspired flowers like poinsettia or red roses.

Wonder where I got the idea? Head on over to Bloominous, a website I found while looking for DIY floral arrangements. They do a lot of wedding flower designs, but they also do arrangements for other occasions.

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September 9, 2014

There are so many things that have to be understood when referring to grass fed beef. We are basically talking about beef coming from cattle that eats foraged foods and grass. There is a huge diet difference between such cattle and cattle that you regularly see used for the beef products that are available in most hypermarkets. The grass fed beef has some interesting benefits that have to be understood by absolutely all meat lovers out there. That is what we will stay focused on in the following paragraphs.

Low Fat Content

When you buy grass fed beef by The Good Grub People or similar farmers, you will automatically get to enjoy the fact that calorie content is much lower as opposed to other types. This is one of the reasons why lean meats stand out as the greatest option possible when people want to lose weight. Choosing grass fed cattle beef will automatically help you to lose weight on the long run because of the much lower fat content.

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Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Even if we are looking at beef that has low fat content, the presence of omega 3 fatty acids is in adequate quantities. Omega 3 is highly important because it is beneficial for the human brain, drastically decreasing the possibility of ending up with depression, Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and hyperactivity. Acids will reduce the possibility of having irregular heartbeats and blood pressure that is high.

CLA Content

CLA stands for conjugated linoleic acid. It is found in suitable quantities in milk and meat coming from grass fed cattle. This is an acid that is really good as a cancer defense barrier and it was shown to be able to actually reduce tumors. When you eat grass fed beef your diet becomes abundant in CLA, making the body more prepared to fight against cancer.

High Vitamin E Content

Most people do not know this but vitamin E is very important in lowering risks of ending up with cancer and heart disease. Grass fed beef includes adequate quantities of vitamin E, making it perfect due to the anti-aging properties added. Besides vitamin E, we also have high contents of beta carotene and a much healthier Omega 6 ratio, together with B vitamins, calcium, magnesium and potassium.

Buying Grass Fed beef

Meat lovers now realize the importance of buying grass fed beef but the problem is that it is really hard to find it, especially when talking about the regular hypermarkets. It is quite difficult in locating what you are looking for and the quality of the meat you find in the regular stores is obviously sub-par.

We all need to understand how important it is to buy grass fed beef but where can you find it? It is obvious that this is quite difficult at the moment. The good news is that grass fed beef is available in special online stores and you can always buy directly from the farmers. We recommend that you only buy grass fed beef when you are 100% sure that the meat is actually coming from a grass fed cow.

September 2, 2014

Traumatic events, in the form of injury, can occur at any time. A person can be hit by a car while another suffers from a slip and fall in a store. Sometimes, a person can develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result. PTSD affects many people. There is no time limit to how long PTSD can last for. It is recommended to see a professional to work through and heal from PTSD, but the short end of it is that people with PTSD need to face the source of their pain to work through it. It’s important to get life back on track after a traumatic event, or a person could conceivably suffer from it all of their life.

While life slowly gets back to normal, it is important to contact an attorney in the event of personal injury. Contacting an attorney can help with medical expenses and righting a wrong, but it also serves to help in the healing process. Addressing harm caused by another helps a person to process the traumatic event and to work through it. It is wise to contact an attorney immediately to discuss information surrounding the event. An attorney can assist with any concerns or questions and can assist with seeking compensation for damages. For instance, attorneys like James P. Hoffmann can assist with personal injury cases so that clients can be awarded for damages.

Facing the pain requires that a person think about the trauma that occurred. This can be painful as it brings up a lot of painful emotions. The important thing to remember is that nothing bad will happen by thinking about the trauma. Many people with PTSD avoid thinking about the trauma because the body believes it is re-experiencing it. However, by realizing that the trauma is not actually occurring, the mind can process the information and a person can work through it to release their pain. When a person can successfully think about the trauma and no longer suffer from it, they know they have healed from it.

Starting back with doing things that a person loves is important after healing. PTSD can stall emotional and psychological growth. By engaging in activities, a person gets back on track with growing and enjoying life. PTSD is a scary condition to experience, but it is entirely possible to heal from. Moreover, people can learn a great deal from their trauma and use their experience to help others.

August 31, 2014

Did you know that you can brew your own café-style drink in minutes? And if you don’t want the liquor, you can leave it out and the drink will be as yummy!

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Chocolate Hazelnut Iced Irish Coffee

Ingredients

  • 3 cups brewed Hazelnut coffee
  • 1 cup chocolate milk
  • 1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur
  • 4 Tbs. sweetened whipped cream
  • Ground Nutmeg (optional)

Instructions

  1. In pitcher, combine coffee, milk and liqueur. Divide among 4 ice-filled Irish coffee mugs. Top with whipped cram and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
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August 31, 2014

memory foamNot having a good night’s sleep? It could be your bed! Don’t worry, you don’t even have to buy a new bed. What you need is a memory foam topper. If you still don’t know it, a memory foam can greatly improve the quality of your sleep. A memory foam topper is cheaper with the same benefits as a memory mattress. According to experts, the foam molds to the body in response to heat and pressure, evenly distributing body weight and making you sleep ccomfortably.

August 31, 2014

Like I told you yesterday, the Don Pablo Gourmet Coffee was tested this morning. You can’t believe how good it smells when I opened the bag. More so when I brewed it. The whole house smelled like a coffee shop! And the taste? It’s smooth and delicious! I’m still finishing up the review, but I will definitely link it up here for everyone to read.

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August 31, 2014

I know it’s hard to encourage your little kids to eat veggies, especially when they see those ads on TV about the new toys featured with a Happy Meal and they are asking you to order now for home delivery. But there are ways to disguise them, so they’ll never know they are actually eating or drinking veggies. Here’s a delicious recipe you can try at home.

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Spinach Orange Splash

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups packed baby spinach leaves
  • 1 small banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large orange, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chilled orange juice

Instructions

  1. In blender, combine all ingredients, Blend 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour into glass. Serve immediately.
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Greens like spinach, lettuce and kale are loaded with potassium, immunity-boosting vitamin C and bone-strengthening vitamin K, these jolly green drinks will have your kiddos asking for more.

August 30, 2014

Guess what came in the mail today…

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For a family who loves to drink coffee, trying out a new brand is always an adventure. This will be in grinder early tomorrow morning, brewed and sipped. I can’t wait to try it!

July 24, 2014

People of distinction in the church, company, school or community should be given something to note their distinction. Many people receive plaques that have to hide in their homes. These are beautiful things to display, but people cannot carry them around town. A lapel pin is something that notes a person of distinction that they can take with them. Everyone wears lapel pins in today’s world, but special lapel pins are going to draw the attention of people who wonder what the pin is for. Each pin that is listed below shows people in the community who are the best among them.

The Retired Teacher

Retired teachers should be given hard enamel lapel pins when they leave after many years of service. The retired teacher often does not make much money, receive much fanfare or hear how special they were. The retired teacher can wear a lapel pin when they are out in the community so that everyone knows how special they are.

The Retired Pastor

Pastors who leave the pulpit should be noted a great pastor in their church. Pastors who are named “Pastor Emeritus” or “Pastor Laureate” should be given a lapel pin that will show everyone who they are. When the pastor returns to give a sermon, they can wear the lapel pin to signify their status in the church. People in the community will recognize the pin and be able to congratulate the pastor on a job well done.

The Retired Police Officer Or Fireman

Retired police officers and firemen should be honored at their retirement with more than a gold watch. A lapel pin shows people in the community who committed their life’s work to protecting them. Police and fire officials should be able to wear a lapel pin proudly that they were putting their life on the line.

When people wear lapel pins, they are given a chance to show off how much they have accomplished. People in the community see these pins in public, and they get to congratulate people on a good job. The lapel pin is a symbol of pride that others can take note of.

July 23, 2014

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Posting for Wordless Wednesday.

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